Companies must comply with an array of complex regulatory restrictions and laws focused on protecting people and the environment or face potentially staggering liability.

Allocating risk, undertaking remediation and defending against environmental violation claims require guidance from seasoned environmental attorneys who understand the regulations and can manage risk and limit liability.

Segal McCambridge provides 24/7 emergency service from our team of national trial lawyers with extensive regulatory, insurance, toxic tort, mass tort, real estate and class action experience.

What We Do

Our attorneys regularly handle cases of first impression, defending and asserting our clients’ positions before federal and state courts of all levels, federal and state administrative agencies and independent hearing panels such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Appeals Board.

We are also experienced at resolving disputes through alternative means, including arbitration, mediation and negotiated settlement discussions.

We defend against contaminated property and personal injury issues and disputes involving:

  • Administrative agency investigations and actions
  • Environmental insurance coverage
  • Environmental remediation and decontamination
  • Groundwater and drinking water contamination
  • Leaking underground storage tanks
  • Legionnaires’ disease
  • Natural gas fracking
  • Occupational health and safety issues
  • Oil and gas spills
  • Premises damage and personal injury claims
  • Professional negligence claims concerning environmental consultants
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Soil clean-up
  • Storage and transport of hazardous chemicals
  • Workers’ compensation claims

Beyond dispute resolution, we handle many other environmental issues including permitting, approvals, licenses, self-audits, government audits and investigations, regulatory compliance, and damage and liability assessments.

Who We Serve

  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Developers
  • Distributors
  • Industrial facilities
  • Lessors
  • Municipalities
  • Primary, excess and umbrella insurers
  • Product manufacturers
  • Property managers
  • Property owners
  • Suppliers

How We Do It

Environmental cases require keen understanding of various environmental statutes and regulatory programs that can be technically complex, inconsistent and ambiguous.

In addition, because of their often highly sensitive political and public relations nature, such cases require nuanced handling of legal, scientific and political issues.

From risk avoidance and exposure evaluation through dispute resolution and enforcement, Segal McCambridge attorneys resolve even the most challenging environmental cases effectively, sensitively and cost efficiently.



Arturo M. Aviles

Shareholder Austin, TX

Jill M. Felkins

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Craig L. Hodgson

Shareholder San Francisco, CA

Andrew P. Kates

Shareholder New York, NY

Mandy Kolodkin

Shareholder Indianapolis, IN

Kathryn J. Lapin

Associate Chicago, IL

Edward J. McCambridge

Shareholder Chicago, IL

James L. McCoy

Of Counsel Detroit, MI

Christina M. Putman

Shareholder Chicago, IL

Steven R. Rosenblatt

Shareholder New York, NY

Roman E. Solowski

Senior Associate Chicago, IL

Stephanie L. Strycharz

Shareholder Detroit, MI

Mark Willingham

Of Counsel Houston, TX

David J. Yates

Shareholder Detroit, MI